2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Master of Arts in Education, Elementary Education

30 credits

Professionals in the fields of early childhood and elementary education will enhance and expand their professional knowledge and expertise. Concentration areas in literacy, early childhood education, and elementary education are available.

Departmental core requirements (per field of study)


Reading/Literacy

EDRD 615Early Literacy Development

3

or

EDRD 620Disciplinary and Integrated Literacy in Elementary Classrooms

3

EDRD 627Teaching Literacy to Diverse Learners

3

EDRD 680Classroom Literacy Assessment

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Elementary Education

EDEL 644Education in a Diverse Society

3

EDEL 663Understanding Data to Inform Teaching and Learning in Elementary Schools

3

EDRD 610The Teaching of Reading in the Elementary School

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Early Childhood

ECYF 653Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood

3

EDEL 644Education in a Diverse Society

3

EDRD 615Early Literacy Development

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Professional education core requirements (per field of study)

(Must include EDEL 676 Research in Elementary Educ)

Reading/Literacy

EDEL 676Research in Elementary Education

3

EDRD 610The Teaching of Reading in the Elementary School

3

EDRD 630Psychological Foundations of Reading

3

Elementary Education

EDEL 600Basic Concepts in Elementary Education

3

EDEL 676Research in Elementary Education

3

EDPS 603Psychology of Human Development

3

or

EDPS 627Child Development

3

Early Childhood

ECYF 640Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

EDEL 676Research in Elementary Education

3

EDPS 627Child Development

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Choose one of the following: Concentration, Focus Area, or Certificate

Concentration Areas (per field of study)

Reading/Literacy

EDRD 624Integrating Technology in the Literacy Program

3

EDRD 640Issues in the Teaching of Literacy

3

or

EDRD 650The Organization and Supervision of a School Reading Program

3

EDRD 645History of Reading

3

EDRD 685Advanced Teaching Methods in Language Arts

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Elementary Education

ECYF 630School, Family, and Community Partnerships

3

EDEL 626Discipline and Classroom Management: Some Practical Approaches

3

EDEL 655Principles of Differentiation in the Elementary Classroom

3

or

EDEL 657Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of Elementary Classroom Programs

3

EDEL 660The Effective Use of Technology in the Elementary School

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Early Childhood

ECYF 630School, Family, and Community Partnerships

3

ECYF 648Play and Creativity in Early Childhood

3

ECYF 651Educational Programs for Young Children

3

Choose one
ECYF 641Administration of Early Childhood Programs

3

ECYF 649Infant and Toddler Education

3

ECYF 672Mentoring Early Childhood Professionals

1 TO 3

Total Credit Hours:12

Focus Area

Four courses approved by the advisor.

Certificates (Application required)

Certificates (Application required)

Students may substitute one of the following certificates or an add-on license for a required concentration:

  • Literacy Instruction

  • Early Childhood Administration

  • Early Childhood Master Teacher

  • Enhanced Teaching Practice for Elementary Teachers 

  • Response to Intervention

  • Autism

  • Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

  • Human Growth Development

  • High Ability

  • English as a New Language

  • Middle School Education

  • Educational Technology

Total Credit Hours: 30

This program is offered online only. Substitutions approved by the Graduate Advisory and the Graduate School.